Academy Transformation Trust Further Education
Sutton Community Academy, High Pavement,
Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1EE

Tel: 01623 441310

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Christmas Jumper Day is coming and we’ll be taking part❗️🎅🏼👕🧵

Christmas Jumper Day
Together, we can make Friday 13 December the coolest Save the Children UK Christmas Jumper Day ever.
Sign up and let's get going ... jumpers on, people!
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Our final award winner is... Kerry Ellis 🗣✨

In recent years Kerry has suffered severe and significant health issues which have impacted heavily upon her life and her families lives. Kerry however is nothing but determined. With the love and support of her husband Matt and her boys, Kerry turns every negative in to a positive and every wall she faces in to a climbing frame!

Despite all of the many challenges in Kerry’s life, Kerry always puts everyone else’s needs, issues, problems and difficulties above her own. Kerry has qualified as a counsellor and on a daily basis offers free counselling sessions for anyone within our community who would benefit from a session. Kerry also runs free group counselling sessions on a weekly basis.

Kerry is a sunny soul who teaches all so much. No one deserves this award more than Kerry for ‘service above self’. 👏🏼 And lets not forget Arthur Ellis 🐶
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The second award went to... Jane Dovey! ♻️

Tutor for Academy Transformation Trust Further Education working with Adults with additional needs. It is through her work that Jane has become a real ‘green hero’ ensuring that recycling and sustainability is at the heart of all what she teaches. Examples include Remembrance Day poppies to adorn Ollerton Roundabout made out of recycled coco cola cans. Display boards made out of mosaic bottle tops and a quest to make an arm chair out of waste bottles filled with waste crisp packets etc.

Each and every day Jane takes time, care and energy to ensure that recycling is at the heart of how she lives her life and what she teaches. She leads by example and is inspiring at what she achieves. Well done Jane for showing us the way forward. 🌳 ♻️
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We had numerous winners during the awards ceremony hosted by the Rotary Club of Sutton-in-Ashfield on Monday 11th November 19.

The Rotarians presented the following awards during the night:

⭐️ ‘Awesome Team’ - Essential Employability⭐️

🌳 Our ‘Green Hero’ - Jane Dovey 🌳

🗣 ‘Service above self’ - Kerry Ellis 🗣

The Essential Employability Skills Team are part of Academy Transformation Trust Further Education delivering lifelong learning to Adults who are unemployed within the Ashfield area. The team teach a variety of different subjects from English, Maths, IT and Employability skills. Individually and collectively they achieve excellent outcomes, hold an outstanding teaching profile and have high destination data rates which is indicative of their approach to supporting learners in moving on to another education course or in to employment. This is no mean task in education right now and present as an awesome achievement in its own right.

The Essential Employability Team do however achieve much more than delivering learning. They deeply care about each learner, they go above and beyond to holistically support learner’s individual needs.👏🏼🤝
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Learners have enjoyed identifying some of the ways they show Kindness to others during this month, as we focus on Kindness as our theme at ATTFE!✨🌻🌈 ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be attending ❗️

Don’t forget to come along and see us.🎅🏼❄️⛄️☕️Are you coming along to Sutton's Christmas festival?

Come down between 11am and 5pm on 30th November to get into the Christmas spirit!
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Let’s help out our friends 🎅🏼✨Ho,Ho,Ho......Santa has been busy sorting out his festive diary and is pleased to share with you when he will be local in December 2019. Please share via social media to ensure as many people as possible know when Santa and his Sutton-In- Ashfield Rotary helpers and friends will be out and about visiting people and raising money. ... See MoreSee Less

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❗️ATTFE has just experienced a ‘live’ lockdown situation on our Sutton Community Academy site. Principal Liz Barrett wishes to thank all staff and learners involved, along with Nottinghamshire Police Force for their professionalism, swift action and calmness during this situation. The site is now completely safe thanks to the excellent work by Nottinghamshire Police Force. ❗️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Advanced Learner Loans


Advanced Learner Loans – Invest in your future

If you’re planning to study at Level 3 to 6, apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. The loan is easy to apply for, doesn’t involve a credit check and you don’t have to pay it back until you’ve finished your course and you’re earning over £25,000 a year.


Am I eligible?

To be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan you need to be:

  • Aged 19 or over on the first day of your course
  • Resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the course
  • Enrolling on an eligible course at Level 3, 4, 5 and 6


How much can I access?

The amount you can get depends on your course; the tuition fees and the maximum amounts available for your chosen course are set by the Government. The minimum loan amount is £300 and you don’t have to borrow the full cost of your course – you can pay for some of it yourself.


How do I repay my loan?

Repaying an Advanced Learner Loan is straight forward:

  • Monthly repayments are calculated based on your income, not what you borrow.
  • You’ll only start making repayments when your income is more than £480 per week, £2,083 per month or £25,000 per year.
  • Your repayments will stop if your income drops below £25,000 a year.
  • Your annual repayment amount will be 9% of any income you earn over  £25,000.
  • Monthly repayments are made directly to the Student Loans Company through the tax system.
  • You have the right to make payments or to pay back your loan in full at any time without incurring penalties.
  • Any balances outstanding are written off after 30 years.


How do I apply?

Please email Tracey Cranmer:


Advanced Learner Loans Bursary Information 2019/20

Household income* (including benefits) Bursary Percentage of approved additional costs to be paid Payment Per Term Minimum Attendance Required
Less than £11,800 Full 100% £300 85%
£11,801 – £25,000 Standard 50% £150 85%
£25,001 and above Partial 25% NIL Not applicable


This supersedes the previous information as from September 2018.


All bursaries are subject to approval. Childcare will be assessed separately.

*Household income threshold based on HMRC allowances and the benefit cap.